Staff at CIRS

Maram Al-Qershi


Maram Al-Qershi is the Coordinator at the Center for International and Regional Studies, Georgetown University in Qatar. She received her Master’s degree from University College London and her Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University. Her primary responsibilities include….

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Zahra Babar

Associate Director for Research

Zahra Babar is Associate Director for Research at CIRS at Georgetown University in Qatar. Her current research interests include rural development, migration and labor policies, and citizenship in the Persian Gulf states…

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Misba Bhatti

Research Analyst

Misba Bhatti is the Research Analyst at CIRS. She received her Master’s degree from the London School of Economics. As such, she supports the Director and Associate Director in carrying out research for the Center and identifies critical gaps in the scholarship where…

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Suzi Mirgani

Suzi Mirgani

Assistant Director for Publications

Suzi Mirgani is Assistant Director for Publications at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS), Georgetown University in Qatar, and served as book review editor for the Journal of Arabian Studies from 2015 to 2022. Her research is based on the intersection of politics and popular culture.

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Danyel Reiche

Danyel Tobias Reiche

Visiting Research Fellow

Dr. Danyel Reiche is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) and a Visiting Associate Professor at Georgetown University Qatar where he leads a research initiative on the FIFA World Cup 2022.

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Elizabeth Wanucha

Operations Manager

Elizabeth Wanucha is the Operations Manager at the Center for International and Regional Studies. As such coordinates all logistical and financial aspects of the Working Groups, manages the annual CIRS research grant cycle, and oversees the Center’s budget. Previously, she worked as an NGO Advisor…

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